Neonatal Nurses College of Aotearoa

Symposium 2020The neonatal Nurses College of Aotearoa (NNCA) is a college of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. It has a committee of between six and eight individuals elected from the membership that work to achieve the following objectives:

Promotion   Promote national and international networking between neonatal nurses.

Provision     Provide educstional opportunites for neonatakl nurse and knowledge of neonatal education programmes.

Encouragement     Support and encourage New Zealand neonatal nurses to contribute to the international body of neonatal knowledge.

Communication     Communication with the public and raise awareness of issues relating to the care of neonates.

Representation       Ensure the views of neonatal nurses are represented in relevant health policy.

Education    Disseminate information to neonatal nurses via regular newsletters and electronic media.

The organising committee would also like to express their thanks to Fisher & Paykel Healthcare NZ (Platinum sponsor), and The Canterbury Neonatal Unit Trust Fund, (Gold sponsor) who with their financial support have enabled us to produce a professional forum with invited  speakers. These included Nathan Wallace, Neuroscience, Professor Nathan Consedine, sustaining Compassion in Healthcare and Peter Thornburn, Methamphetamine.

In addition to being a gold sponsor and enabling the procurement of a guest speaker the Canterbury Neonatal Trust Fund financially supported 37 nurses to attend the symposium.